Wednesday, August 20, 2008

God says no for a reason

I found this on my friend Amy's blog. This can speak to so many parts of our lives. For me, it's showing me how to live life even in the midst of everything going on in our lives right now. Thanks Amy!!

I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.
I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No. I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.
I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No. I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.
I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.

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Shannon (Faith and Chocolate) said...

Oooo this is sooo good! So, so very true. If you and Amy don't mind, I'm going to post this to my blog, too. I love it! Going to Women of Faith this weekend...I'll take a copy of it with me!
Hope your cards are getting done....

The Mays Family said...

Hey Friend this was very good, and it is so true, sometimes we treat Gd like a genie. I am also going to Women of Faith this weekend. Maybe I will see Shannon there although i dont know i will remember what she looks like. So glad you have come back to the blogosphere. See you soon

Whittemore Family said...

I love it Elizabeth!!! So much that I think I need "snag" it for my blog page too!!!! Thank you for sharing that with us!!!! Hope you are having a great, fun filled weekend!!!!!!

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